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Re: IRI working group approved by IETF, call for volunteers for co-chair with W3C/IETF experience

From: Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Jan 2010 21:48:37 +0000
Message-ID: <7789133a1001241348r2d237c64y8a50ee2d5fa92506@mail.gmail.com>
To: Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>
Cc: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
On Sun, Jan 24, 2010 at 9:12 PM, Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com> wrote:
> And the idea that a language specification and technical standard should
> “ideally” have “a set of steps introduced with a MUST requirement, which can
> be blindly implemented with little thought, with no interpretation needed”
> is itself counter-productive; the areas where the HTML specification does so
> are harmful, produce normative requirements which are harmfully
> over-restrictive as to implementation technique or wind up over-specifying
> requirements in ways that are ultimately anti-competitive.

Maybe this is off-topic for this list, but I've seen this notion of
over-specification being anti-competitive raised before.  Can you
explain why that is specifically?

Adam
Received on Sunday, 24 January 2010 21:49:29 UTC

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